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The Bar-Kays - Money Talks (1978) Remastered 2004  

Posted by Designol at July 2, 2015
The Bar-Kays - Money Talks (1978) Remastered 2004

The Bar-Kays - Money Talks (1978) Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Soul | Label: Stax | # SCD24 4106-2 | Time: 00:34:39

Although the Bar-Kays stuck with the Stax Records until its demise in 1976, the label stopped releasing the group's recordings after 1973. However, when they re-emerged as a success on the Mercury label with hits like "Shake Your Rump to the Funk," some unreleased recordings they made between 1974 and 1976 were released as an album entitled Money Talks. Although this repackaging was obviously designed to cash in on the group's success, Money Talks stands up as a solid and consistent album in its own right. This material lays the groundwork for the Bar-Kays' post-Stax style by trading live-in-the-studio jams for a carefully produced sound and blending in standout pop hooks into the funky grooves. The best example is "Holy Ghost," a hard-grooving monster of a jam where elaborate horn arrangements dance around a thick synthesizer bassline as Larry Dodson lays down a salacious vocal about his lover's otherworldly romantic skills. It became a big R&B hit when released as a single in 1978 and was later sampled by M/A/R/R/S on their club classic "Pump Up the Volume".

Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (1967) {Stax/Rhino}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 18, 2011
Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (1967) {Stax/Rhino}

Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (1967) {Stax/Rhino}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 177MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul,Funk

The Bar-Kays were an aggregate born of the same inspiration behind Booker T. & the MG's – performing the double-duty of being a backing combo for the significant canon of vocalists on the Memphis-based Stax and Volt labels, as well as a self-contained unit. The original lineup of James Alexander (bass), Jimmy King (guitar), Ronnie Caldwell (organ), Phalon Jones (sax), Carl Cunningham (drums), and Ben Cauley (trumpet) were only together long enough to have issued this album prior to the tragic loss of everyone sans Alexander and Cauley in the December '67.

Bar-Kays - Nightcruising (1981) {PTG 34047}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 18, 2011
Bar-Kays - Nightcruising (1981) {PTG 34047}

Bar-Kays - Nightcruising (1981) {PTG 34047}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 259MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classic Funk,Soul

By 1981, the Bar-Kays were firmly at the front of the synth-laden R&B pack that would come to dominate much of the scene. But, although they had left their Stax era chops behind, four albums into their Mercury career the band was still capable of flinging some fine funk your way. Best described, perhaps, as contemporary and more urban dance, Nightcruising showcased the band in fine form.

The Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove + Black Rock (1969+1971) {Stax}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 12, 2011
The Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove + Black Rock (1969+1971) {Stax}

The Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove + Black Rock (1969+1971) {Stax}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 480MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk,Soul

The Bar-Kays were early progenitors of '70s funk. BLACK ROCK/GOTTA GROOVE is two records on one CD; both albums feature early incarnations of the band. The tracks on GOTTA GROOVE are from 1968, one year after the group had lost four of its members in the same plane crash that killed Otis Redding.

The Bar-Kays - Contagious (1987)  

Posted by BlondStyle at March 21, 2015
The Bar-Kays - Contagious (1987)

The Bar-Kays - Contagious (1987)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE + LOG + Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 51:46 Min | 355,12 Mb
Label: Mercury / Polygram Records, Inc. (USA) | Released: 1987

Although the ' membership had once topped ten members, by 1987 only , , and remained. The band's sound had completely transfigured, too, leaving behind most of their early funk trappings for the synth pop sounds of the day, a style which actually was well-suited to 's unique vocal style and the band's high-energy pop.

The Bar-Kays - Injoy  

Posted by TicoInLondon at Sept. 25, 2007
The Bar-Kays - Injoy

The Bar-Kays - Injoy
Release Year: 1979 | MP3 | 256kbps | 66.5 MB | 1 CD | RS
Genre: Funk/Soul Style: Soul/Funk/Disco
Isaac Hayes - To Be Continued (1970/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Isaac Hayes - …To Be Continued (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:04 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

…To Be Continued was the fourth album in three years from Isaac Hayes and his second release of 1970. The record peaked at number 11 in the US and also reached the top spot on the jazz albums chart. Hayes is backed on these tracks by the Bar-Kays, the Memphis Horns and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
Isaac Hayes - Black Moses (1971/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Isaac Hayes - Black Moses (1971/2016)
R&B, Soul/Funk | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/192kHz | 01:33:40 h | 4,08 Gb (incl 5%) | Digital booklet (pdf)
Label: Stax Records | Tracks: 14 | Released: 2016 (1971)

"Black Moses" is the fifth studio album by American soul musician Isaac Hayes. It is a double album released on Stax Records' Enterprise label in 1971. The follow-up to Hayes' successful soundtrack for Shaft (also a double album), Black Moses features Hayes' version of The Jackson 5's hit single "Never Can Say Goodbye". Hayes' version became a hit in its own right, peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100.
VA - Soul Hits of the 70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind! Vol. 11-20 [1991-1995]

VA - Soul Hits of the 70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind! Vol. 11-20 [1991-1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 2.85 GB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul, R&B, Funk, Disco | Label: Rhino Records
This brilliant CD series entitled "Didn't It Blow Your Mind, Soul Hits Of The 70s" is a 20-volume anthology of excellent R&B music from the 1970s. Each CD features several artists of the R&B genre, performing songs that helped to shape their generation. This is like having your very own 70s Soul Music party. Great R&B classics don't get any better than this, and Rhino brings it to you in one amazing, top-knotch series.
Various Artists - The Complete Stax & Volt Singles 1959-1968 (1991) {9CD Set Reissued 2016 Digitally Remastered}

Various Artists - The Complete Stax & Volt Singles 1959-1968 (1991) {9CD Set Reissued 2016 Digitally Remastered}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.64 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.51 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 215 Mb | 5% repair rar
©1959-68, 1991, 2016 Atlantic / ATCO / Rhino / Warner | 081227954666
R&B / Blues / Soul / Doo Wop / Early Pop / Funk / Soul-Blues / Early R&B

9CD reconfiguration of original Atlantic box set, featuring every A-side the label released during those nine years, as well as several B-sides. The set is a definitive portrait of gritty, deep Southern soul. For any serious soul or rock collector, it's an essential set, since Stax-Volt was not only a musically revolutionary label, its roster was deep with talent, which means much of the music on this collection is first-rate. 11 of these singles charted on Billboard.